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After sex-abuse conviction, physician’s license is revoked • Iowa Capital Dispatch

After sex-abuse conviction, physician’s license is revoked • Iowa Capital Dispatch
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After sex-abuse conviction, physician’s license is revoked • Iowa Capital Dispatch  Iowa Capital Dispatch

A central Iowa physician agrees to the revocation of his medical license

After sex-abuse conviction, physician’s license is revoked • Iowa Capital Dispatch

A central Iowa physician, Dr. Lynn Lindaman, has agreed to the revocation of his medical license. Dr. Lindaman, who practiced orthopedic surgery in Des Moines, was charged with two counts of second-degree sexual abuse last year. In February, he was found guilty of one count of sexual abuse in the second degree. The second count was dismissed by the court prior to trial. A sentence has yet to be imposed.

Background

On June 26, 2023, Dr. Lindaman allegedly committed a sex act against a child born in 2015 in Ankeny. The following day, he allegedly touched the same area of the child through skin-to-skin contact. These allegations led to his criminal charges and subsequent conviction.

Separate from the criminal case and the license revocation, Dr. Lindaman also faces a civil lawsuit brought by Sherri Moler of Eldridge. Moler alleges that in July 1975, when she was 14 years old, Dr. Lindaman sexually assaulted her while treating an injury to her back. He was convicted of lascivious acts with a person under the age of 16 in 1976. Despite his past conviction, the Board of Medicine later licensed Dr. Lindaman to work as a physician in Iowa.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  1. SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being – The revocation of Dr. Lindaman’s medical license ensures the protection of patients and upholds the principles of good health and well-being.
  2. SDG 5: Gender Equality – Dr. Lindaman’s conviction and the subsequent revocation of his license highlight the importance of addressing sexual abuse and promoting gender equality.
  3. SDG 16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions – The criminal conviction and license revocation demonstrate the commitment to justice and the establishment of strong institutions that protect individuals from harm.

Other Actions by the Iowa Board of Medicine

  • Dr. Marjorie M. Renfrow – The board issued a termination order restoring Dr. Renfrow’s license to full privileges, free and clear of all restrictions. This decision was made after Dr. Renfrow successfully completed the terms of an order tied to charges of inappropriate pain management.
  • Dr. Dara Parvin – The board issued a termination order in a case involving Dr. Parvin, who had engaged in unprofessional conduct. The termination order restores Dr. Parvin’s medical license to full privileges, free and clear of all restrictions.
  • Dr. Xiaodong Wang – The board filed an undisclosed statement of charges against Dr. Wang on March 22. The details of the charges will be made public next week.

Editor’s note: Iowa Capital Dispatch does not identify the survivors of sexual or domestic violence unless they have chosen to publicly disclose their experience or have otherwise consented to being identified by name.

SDGs, Targets, and Indicators in the Article

1. Which SDGs are addressed or connected to the issues highlighted in the article?

  • SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5: Gender Equality
  • SDG 16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions

2. What specific targets under those SDGs can be identified based on the article’s content?

  • SDG 3.7: By 2030, ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive healthcare services, including for family planning, information, and education, and the integration of reproductive health into national strategies and programs.
  • SDG 5.2: Eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation.
  • SDG 16.2: End abuse, exploitation, trafficking, and all forms of violence against and torture of children.

3. Are there any indicators mentioned or implied in the article that can be used to measure progress towards the identified targets?

  • Number of cases of sexual abuse reported and prosecuted.
  • Number of medical licenses revoked or restricted due to sexual abuse or misconduct.
  • Number of civil lawsuits filed against individuals accused of sexual abuse.

Table: SDGs, Targets, and Indicators

SDGs Targets Indicators
SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being Target 3.7: By 2030, ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive healthcare services, including for family planning, information, and education, and the integration of reproductive health into national strategies and programs. Number of cases of sexual abuse reported and prosecuted.
SDG 5: Gender Equality Target 5.2: Eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation. Number of medical licenses revoked or restricted due to sexual abuse or misconduct.
SDG 16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions Target 16.2: End abuse, exploitation, trafficking, and all forms of violence against and torture of children. Number of civil lawsuits filed against individuals accused of sexual abuse.

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Source: iowacapitaldispatch.com

 

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